Posts by Dr Tom McDonnell

McDonnell, Tom

Dr Tom McDonnell

Tom McDonnell is senior economist at the NERI and is responsible for among other things, NERI's analysis of the Republic of Ireland economy including risks, trends and forecasts. He specialises in economic growth theory, the economics of innovation, the Irish and European economies, and fiscal policy. He previously worked as an economist at TASC and before that was a lecturer in economics at NUI Galway and at DCU. He has also taught at Maynooth University.

Tom obtained his PhD in economics from NUI Galway.


Euro Crisis, Causes and Solutions

Tom McDonnell 03/07/2012

Tom McDonnell: Despite the developments at last week's EU summit we remain a long, long way from a successful resolution of the Euro crisis. My own …

Ireland and EFSF access

Tom McDonnell 21/05/2012

Tom McDonnell: It was pointed out on this blog a few weeks ago that Ireland would be able to obtain access to new funding from the EFSF provided the …

European Monetary Union: Doomed to fail or just another stepping stone?

Tom McDonnell 14/05/2012

Tom McDonnell: With talk of a Greek exit from the Euro now being treated seriously it can be informative to consider past experiences with monetary …

The Spanish crisis, thirteen defaults to date

Tom McDonnell 10/05/2012

Tom McDonnell: As well as being World and European football champions Spain also currently holds the distinction of having the world record for …

Euro crisis solutions: An ongoing debate

Tom McDonnell 08/05/2012

Tom McDonnell: The Irish body politic and especially its commentariat will no doubt spend the next few weeks obsessing and navel gazing over the …

The Fiscal Compact - crisis resolution?

Tom McDonnell 03/05/2012

Tom McDonnell: Sebastian Dullien has a useful piece on the Fiscal Compact over at the Social Europe Journal. Sebastian correctly argues that none of …

The Promissory Notes: Deal or No Deal? No Deal

Tom McDonnell 02/05/2012

Tom McDonnell: The ECB has informed the Irish Examiner that the Irish Government has submitted no documentation to the bank pertaining to …

Ireland's financing alternatives - the EFSF

Michael Taft, Tom McDonnell 24/04/2012

Tom McDonnell and Michael Taft: In our first post, we outlined some of Ireland’s financing alternatives; namely through the IMF and the European …

The Baltic Experience

Tom McDonnell 13/04/2012

Tom McDonnell: Dan O'Brien recently argued that the Baltic countries provide good examples of the case for front loading austerity. He notes that: …

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